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schools, education

Families across Dorset are being reminded that there is just over a week left to apply for their child’s secondary or upper school place for September 2020. As it stands, nearly 500 children …
Dorset police

Between Monday 7 and Friday 11 October 2019, 27 people were arrested as a result of coordinated law enforcement action to disrupt drug related activity across Dorset, says the county’s police force. A …

By Lynn Broom, co-organiser of the Gillingham Community Christmas Meal   Every year Gillingham puts on a Christmas meal on Christmas Day for everyone, including families in Gillingham and surrounding areas who would …
semley cattle garden

Walkers have been urged to make sure they close all gates in fields properly after an incident in which cattle that escaped through an unfastened gate caused at least £10,000 of damage to …
school pond Shaftesbury

A year ago Shaftesbury Abbey Primary School’s leaking pond and unsafe decking made it unusable for the children to use. Now after lots of hard work from the pupils, parents and staff, the …
Galah parrots

Dorset Police officers investigating a burglary in which nine parrots were stolen are appealing for anyone with information to come forward. Between 6pm on Thursday 10 October and 8am on Friday 11 October …
petrol station gillingham

Councillors in Gillingham have given strong support for plans for a second filling station in the town. As revealed on this website in August, Forelle Estates have submitted plans for a Shell fuel …
Dorset Police

Dorset Police has launched ‘Your Dorset. Your Police. Your View.’ which is described as a ‘new way to make your views heard to help shape the county’s policing in the future’. Dorset Police …
bats

A man who admitted destroying a roost for a protected species of bat has been ordered by a court to pay more than £7,000. Iain Russell Turner, aged 50 and of The Street …